John McCluskey



John McCluskey is a writer and photographer living in Connecticut. John had his first novel, A Moment of Fireflies, published in 2017 by New Plains Press and has had photography, poetry, and short fiction published in numerous international literary journals and anthologies over the years, including Baseball-Almanac.com, Light, New Plains Review, Jerry Jazz Musician, Sonic Boom, 3rd Wednesday, The RavensPerch, Quill & Parchment (featured poet June 2013), The Red Booth Review, Otoliths, London Photo Festival, One For The Road (anthology), and Cradle Songs: an Anthology of Poems on Motherhood (2013 International Book Award winner and one of 4 finalists for the NIEA). John’s poem “My Gray Child” from Cradle Songs was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, resides in the public and private collection of the Boston Public Library, and was read at a poetry reading in Taos, New Mexico by actor Tony Huston. The poem appears in full in John’s poetry book published in 2019, I Will Listen If You Tell Me Who I Am.

He writes: "During a heavy February snowstorm, the wind left behind deep drifts, some rippling across the yard, others forming huge waves, the top curled and frozen over, a surfer's "tube" intact. Upon completion, the windy snowfall took on sensuous, soft, surreal, and sometimes suggestive sensibilities."
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